Pete Rose Has No One Else to Blame but Himself

So by now, we have heard the sad news about former All-Star Pete Rose.  He remains banned for life from Major League Baseball. Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Monday morning, citing Rose’s continued gambling and evidence that he bet on games when he was playing for the Cincinnati Reds.  Rose was originally banned in…

2015 MLB Playoff Preview: Division Championship Series

The 2015 Major League Baseball playoffs is upon us, starting with last night’s opening round play-in games. The play-in round is always exciting, with …  Both play-in game winners should make for some compelling matchups in their respective divisional series. I need to get something off my chest. For those folks in the media elite…

The Reds Are a Trainwreck

I’m a little confused about something here. How does a team with one of the best starting pitchers and arguably the best closer in baseball suck?  Said team should be in contention for a wild card at the very least. Say hello to the 2015 Cincinnati Reds. The same Reds once employed one of the…

2015 MLB Season: the Mid-Point Edition

The All-Star break means one thing: we’re at the midway-ish point of the 2015 Major League Baseball season.  This is also the time to see either how well I’m doing in my preseason prediction or how much I sucked at doing so – and it’s usually the latter. Anyhoo, without further ado… American League AL…

Yankees Need to Honor A-Rod’s Achievements

Before I embark on this rant, let me state the following. While I am a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees, I am not a fan of Alex Rodriguez.  In fact, I cannot stand the man. I do not like the fact that A-Rod had been so disingenuous with the way he conducted himself…

A Nice, Quick 2015 MLB Preview

The 2015 Major League Baseball season is upon us.  Lots of storylines abound for the upcoming season. In the American League: will Alex Rodriguez bounce back?  Will the New York Yankees rebound?  Will the Boston Red Sox’ hitting take them to an AL East division title?  Will Robinson Cano lead the Seattle Mariners back to…

2014 World Series Preview

The two participants in the 2014 World Series are wild card teams.  Both of those teams did not win over 90 games in the regular season – the first time it has happened in World Series history.  One of those teams made its first appearance in the playoffs in almost 30 years. In short, this…